How to Make a Tutu

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Duration:   5:10   mins

Whether you are making a tutu as part of a Halloween costume or just a fun accessory for dress-up, you can get the kids involved with this easy no-sew project. Stacy Grissom shows you how to turn strips of tulle into a fun tutu, varying the lengths and widths of the tulle for different looks and even adding pops of color with ribbon.

Tulle is a great fabric to work with for no-sew projects because it doesn’t ravel, which means there is no need to finish any ends. If you are planning on making several tutus, or one with lots of narrow strips, consider using a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat to speed up the cutting process. Because tulle is a fairly light-weight fabric, you can fold it in half several times or stack up multiple layers to cut at once. If you are using tulle that has sequins or other embellishments on the fabric, try to cut your strips around the embellishments, or remove them from the cutting line with a pair of scissors prior to using the rotary cutter. Hitting one with your rotary cutter could dull or damage your blade.

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2 Responses to “How to Make a Tutu”

    • National Sewing Circle

      Hi Evelyn. This will depend on how long you want to make the tutu as well as how full you would like it to be. A safe bet would be to measure the child’s waist, multiply that number by 2 and then buy that many inches of fabric. This will allow you to make a tutu that is as long as the width of the fabric that will be fairly full when worn.

      Hope this helps!

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